Jon Lamonte, chief executive of Transport for Greater Manchester is leaving the organisation to take up a post as CEO of the new statutory authority of Sydney Metro.
Established in July 2018, Sydney Metro is an operating agency owned by the New South Wales Government that is responsible for building and operating the $20billion new metro network for the city.
During his career, Lamonte has held a range of senior roles in the Royal Air Force and Ministry of Defence. He joined TfGM in January 2013 from his previous role as chief executive officer of Tube Lines, a subsidiary company of Transport for London.
“It’s been a privilege to lead TfGM through one of the most exciting times in its history; we’ve seen Metrolink treble in size; built new and innovative infrastructure across Greater Manchester and made significant strides in terms of devolution,” says Lamonte. “I am extraordinarily proud of everything we have delivered and our strong national and international reputation for excellence and innovation in transport.”
Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester, adds: “We wish Jon well and we are all aware of the huge progress that public transport in the region has made over the past six years.
“Under his leadership, we have seen major successes such as the extension of the Metrolink network and the Leigh to Ellenbrook guided busway, which has delivered exactly what it promised to and more.”